I cannot believe Ramadhan is over and that we have already celebrated eid.. it seems like yesterday I wrote the blog post to welcome the blessed month... Oh how time flies!!! Here we are, meeting and greeting friends and family members a very happy eid, the kids are enjoying, all ready in their new shalwar kurta suits and devouring a bit of sheer khurma and a bit of chocolate cake every now and then. Continue reading
So Ramadhan is here once again Masha’Allah and all of us have finally reached this month, thanks to Allah Subhan Ahu Wa Ta’ala. We are all alive and breathing and making an effort every now and then to remember Him and please Him. Continue reading
Many sisters have done a joint effort to raise funds for the Hope Nursery in Turkey. Based on the Turkish-Syrian border, this nursery caters for 70 children and is in dire need of support to keep the facility open. They have collectively worked hard upon it and have now successfully launched their 125 page e-book packed full of:
Action of the day
Facts on Sunnah foods
Personal development essays
Many of you are new to Islam and now that Ramadhan is coming, ensure that you are not at all discouraged when you hear how others have been finishing Juzz after Juzz of the Qura’an, but you have done only a little. Never mind the quantity. The main thing is your Niyyah; the purer your intentions are, the better will be your act and the virtuous will be the rewards in the HereAfter! Continue reading
As I mentioned earlier in my article entitled, How to Motivate Kids For Ramadhan, I had mentioned in one of the points the benefits of reading out Islamic based books and Ramadhan themed stories to make the kids feel motivated for the upcoming days.
Well, here I have come across this Ramadhan Reading Program for Kids, which really seems something interesting for kids to participate in. Its organized by Alexandria Potter, Founder at Layla Lights, and she aims to provide a common platform where children and their mothers, can make the most out of this blessed month. Continue reading
The gates of Heaven are opened during this month, the Shaytaan is chained up 🙂 and the gates of Hell are closed! This is one important reminder for kids to make them understand the importance of this month. The gates of Heaven from where abound unlimited Mercy and Forgiveness, Love and Peace are open to all by Allah SubhanahuWaTa’ala, He wants us all to seek His Pleasure during this month and grab for ourselves His bounties in unlimited amounts.
The first week of Shaba’an has gone by already and Ramadhan will be here in no time at all. You have read my article about how to prepare yourself for Ramadhan, now here is another one how to actually motivate your kids for the upcoming days so they may also be in a similar state of thought and well being. Continue reading
So the month of Ramadhan is up next, Insha’Allah. With this last month to go, before we all begin to fast and pray Taraveeh prayers after Ishan Salah, all of us are busy preparing ourselves mentally and physically for the arrival of this great month!
So how must you prepare yourself for Ramadhan? What are the ways you can actually welcome this month with much fervour and respect and fulfill all your Islamic obligations as laid out by Allah Subhan Ahu Wa Ta’ala, the Quran and the Sunnah.
Here are 10 ways how you can prepare yourselves, these are few of my own ways, don’t forget to add in some of your own! Continue reading
So you don’t want anyone to be better or superior than you in terms of strength or fame or power or beauty? You can’t imagine anyone with far more riches and wealth than you have? You think your kids are the best in town and there is no one else who can defeat them? If you hear about someone who has exceeded in popularity, do you start talking bad about that person?
This is jealousy when you envy someone for his/her victories, wealth, high status, handsome salary, beauty or other such worldly benefits. Continue reading
This was a part of the 5 Day, 5 Photos challenge story, it was day 3 for me and was passed by sister fatima at www.islahii.wordpress.com and today I am passing on this challenge to another fellow blogger at https://lifesrosesandthorns.wordpress.com/
I have read this story once at a popular Islamic stories site for kids (islamcan.com). My kids and I just loved it and so did my pupils… I felt like sharing the same story with you that goes very well with the above picture…
Somewhere in some part of the world, an emperor called all the young people in the kingdom together one day and said to them, “I have been thinking about this lately that I must select any one of you to be the next emperor after me.” Continue reading
No words can describe the beauty of the above Verse (Chapter 14, Verse 24) in the Quran. The Verses 25 and 26 follow, illustrating the comparison in further detail,
“Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky? It produces its fruit all the time, by permission of its Lord. And Allah presents examples for the people that perhaps they will be reminded. And the example of a bad word is like a bad tree, uprooted from the surface of the earth, not having any stability.”
This Verse has a powerful message to the whole of humanity. Continue reading
This post is for all parents whose children are currently doing Quran Hifdh or have finished off with it. It has a few tips and ways that you can follow to ensure your child remains motivated always for reading and learning the Quran.
I wrote it in the beginning and I am sure most of you must have missed it. here it is again.
If your child, either boy or girl has completed Quran Hifdh, or is still on its way to completion, then this is a must read for you! here are a few tips that you should follow to maintain a healthy environment positive to learning and encouragement.
The process of Quran Hifdh is a journey in itself that continues not for an year or two, but for the whole life time. As a parent, you have the ultimate responsibility to take care of your child and do the following:
Be patient. As said earlier, the process of Quran Hifdh continues for ever so you must seek patience from Allah Almighty and wait.
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All of us know that there are seven skies, one on top of the other and the throne of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala lies on the topmost sky. But many of us do not know the the names and colors of those skies. I was going through something and I got to read about them which I am stating here: Continue reading
I have just started working upon images (creating my own and editing some form the net) and this is my very first attempt in making a new one from scratch!
Till now, I had dealt with writing stuff down, create web content, perform research work, write product reviews and so on but now I hope to further improve upon my skills and learn graphic designing as a formal course, Insha’ Allah to take on more freelancing jobs as they develop.
Working on my child’s Islamiat assignment, I came across one very interesting story. For those of you who would like to know the origins of the Adhan and its beginning, must read it along with their kids (if any). My children just loved it, they could exactly imagine in their little minds what happened in Medina hundreds of years ago.
Also, looking for a bedtime story for kids? An Islamic themed bed time story? Then read this aloud to your kids at bedtime….
The streets of Medina were full of people. Men buying and selling goods in the market, women busy in household chores, little boys playing outside their homes, wayfarers trotting along the path… activities were being carried out as they are in streets everywhere. There was noise and mayhem and people were totally engrossed in their tasks and discussions. Continue reading